Are You Bringing Your Child To Work on April 23? Here’s Why You Should.

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The fourth Thursday of April is ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ — the best day of the school year for many kids.

Getting to spend an entire day away from the classroom and alongside a loving parent is an obvious win, but few realize just how far-reaching the impact of this holiday can be. Read on to find out 5 ways ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ could change your child’s life forever!

Keep reading for a video from President Obama on the importance of this special day.

5) It creates perspective.

Kids may have dreams of becoming doctors or news anchors, but they don’t always realize what it takes to get there. This special day gives them the priceless opportunity to experience their dream jobs and the chance to recognize the difference between a real workplace and the workplaces they’ve seen on TV. It allows them to see firsthand the role they will serve in society as adults.

4) It fosters respect and trust.

Seeing that you have responsibilities outside the home can be an eye-opening realization for your child. It can create a tighter bond between you and help him or her understand the daily challenges of creating a healthy work-life balance. It also sets up an inspiring role model scenario for the value of hard work.

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G. H. was raised in Minnesota, but currently calls Seattle her home. She's a blogger, editor, and journalist, and she's written everything from news reports to restaurant reviews. If she's not putting pen to paper, G. H. is probably experimenting in the kitchen, chilling out on her yoga mat, or running through a city park.